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NASA airborne campaigns tackle climate questions from Africa to Arctic

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Defense

16T Pitch Boom reactivated to support wind tunnel tests

The reactivation of the 16T Pitch Boom mechanism at the 16 foot transonic wind tunnel (16T) is providing an alternate model system for new Arnold Engineering Development Complex test customers.

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Scientists turn handheld JCAD into a dual-use chemical, explosives detector

Scientists at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks by adding the ability to detect explosive materials to the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.

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Boeing delivers first direct purchase 737-700 to Ruili Airlines

Boeing and Ruili Airlines Nov. 25 celebrated the arrival of the airline's first direct purchase Next-Generation 737-700. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

NASA photograph by Aubrey Gemignani Space

New crew arrives at space station to continue scientific research

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station.


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Boeing stacks two satellites to launch as pair

Posted  November 12, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing has successfully mated two 702SP (small platform) satellites in a stacked configuration in preparation for the first-ever conjoined satellite launch. The milestone is a significant step towards the early 2015 launch of the satellites ABS-3A and Eutelsat 115 West B, the first-ever all-electric propulsion satellites scheduled to enter service. The…

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Unbroken line of vets keeps America free, Biden says

Posted  November 12, 2014

An unbroken line of veterans has kept the United States and its freedoms safe since the founding of the republic, Vice President Joe Biden said Nov. 11 at America’s most sacred shrine. Biden thanked veterans and their families for their efforts and sacrifices during Veterans’ Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns and the…

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Northrop Grumman signs Global Hawk sustainability partnership with U.S. Air Force

Posted  November 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Northrop Grumman a $306 million contract to continue logistics and sustainment services on the high altitude, long endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted autonomous unmanned aircraft intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system. This contract comes on the heels of Global Hawk winning the Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence…

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Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

Posted  November 12, 2014

DARMSTADT, Germany – Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Nov. 12 by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe. The landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko required immense precision, as even the slightest error could…

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrives at launch pad

Posted  November 12, 2014

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours of Nov. 12.

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UTC to provide wheels, carbon brakes for China Airlines’ Airbus A350-900 fleet

Posted  November 12, 2014

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by China Airlines to supply the wheels and carbon brakes for its fleet of 14 Airbus A350-900 aircraft.  The company will provide the equipment through its Landing Systems facility in Troy, Ohio. China Airlines will take delivery of their first A350-900 aircraft in 2016. UTC Aerospace Systems is a…

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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted  November 12, 2014

A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and orange gently descended on the people gathered in solemn respect at Cambridge American Cemetery Nov. 11.

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Headlines November 10, 2014

Posted  November 10, 2014

News: President Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq – President Obama Nov. 7 authorized up to 1,500 more U.S. troops to join the training and advise-and-assist mission in Iraq against Islamic militants, the White House announced.   Business: Industry girds for a ‘maverick’ armed services panel – “He’s coming for all of us,” said the serious…

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News Briefs Nov, 10, 2014

Posted  November 10, 2014

Air Force IDs pilot in fighter jet crash Air Force officials have identified the pilot who was killed in an F-16 fighter jet crash. Officials said late Nov. 7 that Air Force civilian pilot Matthew J. LaCourse, 58, of Panama City Beach, Fla., was piloting the jet when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico…

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Space station crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted  November 10, 2014

NASA photograph European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (left), Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (center) and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman pose for a portrait in the Harmony node of the International Space Station. The three crew members of Expedition 41 returned to Earth at 10:58 p.m., EDT, Nov. 9. Three International Space Station crew members returned…

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